I need to choose the file that opens Libre Office writer for a another
program's option. I can't recognize which file it is in my progarms. Can
you tell me the name of the file I should choose?
I'm not clear exactly what you are trying to do or what you want.
Any file that can be opened by LibreOffice should be able to open LO itself
when yo8u just double-click on the file.
If double-clicking a file opens a file in a program that you didn't want to
use this time then try right-clicking on the file and choose "Open with
..." from the "context menu" that should appear beside the mouse pointer.
That should list various relevant programs and also give an option to
choose your own program.
You can also drag files onto a LibreOffice icon - but if you drag one
letter, a book and a spreadsheet onto a Writer icon then you will get 2
instances of Writer and 1 instance of Calc. It's difficult to force LO to
open a document in the wrong module/program for it's file-type.
If you are coding and want to call LO from some code then it's probably
best to call;
i think? In linux typing soffice without any file-extension on the end is
enough to open LibreOffice. So i'd guess it's soffice.exe in Windoze.
LibreOffice can also be used in headless mode though so you might not need
to open LibreOffice onscreen at all. It is useful for converting a folder
full of files from one file-type to another - such as Rtf or DocX to Odf -
as an example.
On 07.06.2018 15:38, Peggy wrote:
> I need to choose the file that opens Libre Office writer for a another
> program's option. I can't recognize which file it is in my progarms. Can
> you tell me the name of the file I should choose?
> Thank you,
Assuming you are using some version of Windows, Look for a file called
The historical reason for the leading "s" is that the original software,
on which today's code is based, was called StarOffice and the word
processor component was called StarWriter.
It sounds like Write is a stand-alone program but LibreOffice/OpenOffice
are not built that way. It is not like MS Office in that way. It is much
more modular than that. LibreOffice and OpenOffice have a large core of
code with libraries and other packages each playing their crucial parts for
all of the front-ends. Writer is more like 'just' a front-end and Calc is
another. I think the devs call them modules.
Sometimes people want to strip right back to get rid of all the bits they
don't use, like they would with MS Office if they only wanted to use MS
Word but this is not possible with LibreOffice. At best they can get rid
of the front-end type modules such as Base or Impress or something but even
then it might affect Writer in unexpected ways and it wouldn't free-up much
If you want something that can stand-alone and is as tiny and light as
possible then AbiWord is a good option. It is another Open Source program
and is very compatible with LibreOffice as it's kinda a sister/brother
project. When bundled with Gnumeric (a spreadsheet program), they are
sometimes called "Gnome Office". Each being dedicated to just one task
means they are each very focused on just the thing that they do so
sometimes they out-perform programs that are designed to integrate well
There are a lot of other options out there depending on whether you want
more of a DeskTop Publishing tool (such as Scribus or LaTex) or more like a
word-processor. There is one that gets rid of all the visible menus and
rulers and stuff so that you can just focus on writing, there are also
text-editors that make it easier to write various types of coding such as
html, css, python, C++ and whatnot by colour-coding and highlighting
> On 07.06.2018 15:38, Peggy wrote:
>> I need to choose the file that opens Libre Office writer for a another
>> program's option. I can't recognize which file it is in my progarms. Can
>> you tell me the name of the file I should choose?
>> Thank you,
> Hi Peggy,
> Assuming you are using some version of Windows, Look for a file called
> The historical reason for the leading "s" is that the original software,
> on which today's code is based, was called StarOffice and the word
> processor component was called StarWriter.
The '--help' gives some info on the possible option that can be used,
and alos this can be used to start other Libreoffice-componentens (like